Molly Ringwald — from “Pretty in Pink” and “Sixteen Candles” — will be the headliner for the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival on June 26, performing jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook.
“In recent years, she’s had a second successful career as a writer and a jazz singer,” said Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, director of community engagement at the Addison-Penzak JCC in Los Gatos, where the festival will be held. “I think people will really enjoy her performance and get a kick out of seeing her.”
The festival will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on the athletic field (festivalgoers are urged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs). Ringwald will sing at 5:30 p.m.
The lineup also includes local groups Mostly Kosher, Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevél, and children’s musician Mister G, who won the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album.
Ringwald, 48, is the daughter of Robert Scott “Bob” Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. She was born in Roseville, near Sacramento. Ringwald was 5 when her acting career began; a year later she recorded a Dixieland jazz album with her father and his group, the Fulton Street Jazz Band.
“Except Sometimes,” Ringwald’s debut album as an adult, was released in 2013.
In addition to the musical performances, the festival will include artisan booths, food vendors and children’s activities.
The day of the event, tickets for adults cost $20, but a discounted rate is available before June 17 at www.apjcc.org/music. Tickets for seniors and students are $8 and admission for children under 12 is free.
The JCC is located at 14855 Oka Road in Los Gatos. — patricia corrigan